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Turkey: Suicide bomber kills policeman in Istanbul
7th Jan 2015

Turkey: Suicide bomber kills policeman in Istanbul

  [Photo: The attack targeted the tourism unit of the Istanbul Police Department, which is located near several touristic landmarks, including the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and the Basilica Cistern.]   Istanbul, (Hurriyet News):  A policeman has been killed in … Continued

Bahrain extends detention of opp leader for second time
6th Jan 2015

Bahrain extends detention of opp leader for second time

  [Photo: A Bahraini citizen holds the picture of Sheikh Ali Salman, head of al-Wefaq opposition movement, during a protest against Sheikh Salman’s arrest in Manama, Bahrain on January 03, 2015. Anadolu/Ayman Yaqoob]   The head of the Bahrain’s main … Continued

Kuwait jails activist for “insulting” emir, “misusing cell phone”
6th Jan 2015

Kuwait jails activist for “insulting” emir, “misusing cell phone”

    Kuwait’s supreme court sentenced Monday an opposition activist to another 20 months in jail on charges of insulting the oil-rich state’s emir on Twitter. According to a judicial source, the court found Saqr al-Hashash guilty of insulting the … Continued

Turkey, US set to train “moderate” Syria rebels
6th Jan 2015

Turkey, US set to train “moderate” Syria rebels

  [Photo: Syria militants fire rockets and howitzers, made up by propane cylinder and named ‘hell’, around the Citadel of Aleppo in Aleppo, Syria, on December 30, 2014. Anadolu/Mustafa Sultan]   Turkey and the United States aim to finalize an … Continued

Yemen: Clashes between army, tribesmen leave seven dead
3rd Jan 2015

Yemen: Clashes between army, tribesmen leave seven dead

Clashes on Thursday between the Yemeni army and tribesmen in Marib province left five soldiers and two militants dead and more than 15 injured. According to tribal sources, tribesmen in Marib region intercepted an army brigade that was traveling from … Continued

Bahrain: Forces clash with citizens protesting detention of Salman
3rd Jan 2015

Bahrain: Forces clash with citizens protesting detention of Salman

    Clashes between forces loyal to the Bahraini regime and pro-democracy protesters demanding the release of Bahrain’s opposition chief Sheikh Ali Salman continued for the fifth day in a row, witnessed said, as countries and international organizations worldwide condemned … Continued

Syria: Rebel mortar attack kills 13 in Syria’s Aleppo
2nd Jan 2015

Syria: Rebel mortar attack kills 13 in Syria’s Aleppo

DAMASCUS, (Xinhua): Several mortar shells slammed into a government-controlled district in the northern province of Aleppo on Thursday, killing 13 civilians and injuring 18 others, the state news agency SANA reported. Women and children were among those wounded by four … Continued

Yemen: Dozens of Shi’a Muslims killed in suicide bombing
31st Dec 2014

Yemen: Dozens of Shi’a Muslims killed in suicide bombing

[A snapshot from the air shows the greenery of Yemen’s Ibb province. [Faisal Darem/Al-Shorfa] ]   SANAA, (Xinhua): A suspected al-Qaida suicide bomber blew himself up on Wednesday in Yemen’s central province of Ibb, killing about 33 people, security sources and … Continued

Iraqi forces recapture Dhuluiyah from ISIS
31st Dec 2014

Iraqi forces recapture Dhuluiyah from ISIS

  [Photo: Members of  pro-Iraqi Govt, Kataib Hezbollah (Hezbollah Brigades) .ALAA AL-SHEMAREE/EPA]   Iraqi forces on Tuesday completed the recapture of the town of Dhuluiyah, parts of which had been held by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group … Continued

Iraq: Bombing kills 17 Shi’a Muslims in Taji area
30th Dec 2014

Iraq: Bombing kills 17 Shi’a Muslims in Taji area

[Archive photo] (AFP, Reuters, Al-Akhbar): A suicide bomber attacked Shia pilgrims north of Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 17 people, officials and a survivor of the blast said, a day after Iraqi army retook an airport in nearby Dhuluiyah … Continued

Yemen: Al-Qa’ida ambush kills two soldiers, wounds 11
30th Dec 2014

Yemen: Al-Qa’ida ambush kills two soldiers, wounds 11

(AFP, Al-Akhbar) Al-Qaeda in Yemen killed two soldiers and wounded 11 others on Monday in an ambush targeting a regional army chief in southeastern Hadramawt province. According to army officials, “Members of al-Qaeda” set a surprise attack for the convoy … Continued

Syria: ISIS claims deadly Homs car bomb
30th Dec 2014

Syria: ISIS claims deadly Homs car bomb

(AFP, Al-Akhbar): A car bomb exploded near a gas plant in Syria’s Homs province on Monday killing eight people, including four soldiers, and wounding 15 others. The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) confirmed the attack. Meanwhile, the Islamic State of … Continued

Bahrain detains head of al-Wefaq opposition movement
30th Dec 2014

Bahrain detains head of al-Wefaq opposition movement

AFP, Reuters, Al-Akhbar:  Bahraini authorities on Sunday detained the head of the kingdom’s main opposition group after he was summoned for questioning over unspecified and unknown violations. The Interior Ministry said in a statement Sunday that Sheikh Ali Salman – … Continued

EU shifting its strategy on Syria, Iraq and fighting ISIS
28th Dec 2014

EU shifting its strategy on Syria, Iraq and fighting ISIS

  [Photo: Civil defense members inspect debris of a building collapsed after Syrian air forces’ ‘vacuum bomb’ attack, killed six people, three of them children, and wounded 40 others, in Ain Tarma town of Damascus, Syria on December 26, 2014. Anadolu … Continued

Lebanon: Army foils infiltration attempt, kills 3 militants
27th Dec 2014

Lebanon: Army foils infiltration attempt, kills 3 militants

    The Lebanese army foiled overnight an infiltration attempt across the Lebanese borders from Syria killing three militants, the National News Agency (NNA) reported Friday. Thought to belong to Syria’s al-Qaeda branch al-Nusra Front, the three militants, one of … Continued

Syria: ‘Islamic State’ versus al-Nusra: Will Baghdadi ask for al-Talli’s head?
27th Dec 2014

Syria: ‘Islamic State’ versus al-Nusra: Will Baghdadi ask for al-Talli’s head?

  [Photo: An al-Nusra Front fighter stationed in the Syrian region of al-Qalamoun bordering Lebanon. Al-Akhbar/Radwan Mortada]   By: Radwan Mortada   (Al Akhbar): The calm in the Qalamoun front will not last very long. The truce between the “brothers … Continued

Turkey, Iraq pledge greater cooperation in fight against ‘Islamic State’
26th Dec 2014

Turkey, Iraq pledge greater cooperation in fight against ‘Islamic State’

  [Photo:Prime Ministers Ahmet Davutoğlu of Turkey and Haider al-Abadi of Iraq address (AKP)]   Turkey and Iraq have pledged to work towards greater military cooperation in the fight against “Islamic State” militants. The ultra-radical Sunni fighters control large swathes … Continued

Iraq: Suicide attack kills 33 anti Isis Sunni fighters
25th Dec 2014

Iraq: Suicide attack kills 33 anti Isis Sunni fighters

    A suicide bomber attacked fighters opposed to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) extremist group as they gathered Wednesday to receive salaries south of Baghdad, killing at least 33 people and wounding 55 others, Iraqi police … Continued

Cairo, Doha mend ties after Al-Jazeera suspends Egypt coverage
25th Dec 2014

Cairo, Doha mend ties after Al-Jazeera suspends Egypt coverage

  As part of Saudi efforts to broker an end to the 18-month standoff over Doha’s support of the Muslim Brotherhood, Egyptian and Qatari intelligence officials met in Cairo to discuss a possible reconciliation, two days after the Doha-based Al-Jazeera … Continued

Syria: ISIS downs warplane over Syria, captures Jordanian pilot
25th Dec 2014

Syria: ISIS downs warplane over Syria, captures Jordanian pilot

(AFP, Reuters, Al-Akhbar) The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) extremist group on Wednesday shot down a warplane from the US-led coalition over northern Syria and captured its Jordanian pilot. Jordan’s military on Wednesday confirmed that one of its … Continued


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